Valid for Submission
B96.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of helicobacter pylori [h. pylori] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere. The code B96.81 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code B96.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like anastomotic ulcer of stomach caused by helicobacter pylori, colitis caused by bacterium, duodenal ulcer caused by bacterium, duodenal ulcer caused by drug, duodenal ulcer caused by helicobacter pylori , duodenal ulcer caused by helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, etc.
The code B96.81 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B96.81 are found in the index:
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Anastomotic ulcer of stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori
- Colitis caused by bacterium
- Duodenal ulcer caused by bacterium
- Duodenal ulcer caused by drug
- Duodenal ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori
- Duodenal ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent
- Duodenal ulcer caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
- Duodenitis caused by Helicobacter pylori
- Gastric hemorrhage due to Helicobacter pylori
- Gastric ulcer caused by bacterium
- Gastric ulcer caused by drug
- Gastric ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent
- Gastric ulcer caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in therapeutic use
- Gastric ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori
- Gastritis caused by bacterium
- Helicobacter blood test observations
- Helicobacter blood test positive
- Helicobacter pylori gastrointestinal tract infection
- Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis
- Helicobacter serology positive
- Helicobacter-associated colitis
- Helicobacter-associated disease
- Helicobacter-associated gastritis
- Helicobacter-associated proctitis
- Helicobacter-associated pyloric ulcer
- Infective duodenitis
- Infective proctitis
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced enteropathy
- Pyloric ulcer
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|867||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC||18||2.2295|
|868||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC||18||1.0584|
|869||OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC||18||0.726|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
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Information for Patients
Helicobacter Pylori Infections
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. It is the main cause of peptic ulcers, and it can also cause gastritis and stomach cancer.
About 30 to 40% of people in the United States get an H. pylori infection. Most people get it as a child. H. pylori usually does not cause symptoms. But it can break down the inner protective coating in some people's stomachs and cause inflammation. This can lead to gastritis or a peptic ulcer.
Researchers aren't sure how H. pylori spreads. They think that it may spread by unclean food and water, or through contact with an infected person's saliva and other body fluids.
A peptic ulcer causes a dull or burning pain in your stomach, especially when you have an empty stomach. It lasts for minutes to hours, and it may come and go for several days or weeks. It may also cause other symptoms, such as bloating, nausea, and weight loss. If you have the symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your health care provider will check to see whether you have H. pylori. There are blood, breath, and stool tests to check for H. pylori. In some cases, you may need an upper endoscopy, often with a biopsy.
If you do have a peptic ulcer, the treatment is with a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medicines. You will need to be tested again after treatment to make sure the infection is gone.
There is no vaccine for H. pylori. Since H. pylori might spread through unclean food and water, you might be able to prevent it if you
- Wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating
- Eat properly prepared food
- Drink water from a clean, safe source
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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